- Sharks lived over three-hundred million years ago
- Sharks are among the oldest living things on Earth
- Sharks are an apex predator at or near the top of the marine food chain
- If a massive depletion of sharks happen it will have cascading effects throughout the oceans ecosystem
- Sharks are carnivorous and eat fish,larger animals like seals,and even other sharks
- Sharks have become some of the speediest swimmers in the ocean
- Many shark species known for speed also have slim,torpedo shaped heads
- There are around two-hundred to two-hundred fifty two species of shark in the ocean
- The majority of sharks live in temperate and tropical regions
- Half of all shark species are less than one meter long
- Sharks come in a variety of colors including bubble gum pink
- Most shark species will drown if they stop moving in the water
- Sharks never enter a true state of sleep
- Sharks use buccal pumping to make sure oxygen never stops when they are on the sea bed
- Nurse sharks spend most of their time in shallow water
- The recently discovered Megamouth shark lives in the deepest part of the ocean
- Only a few species of shark are known to attack humans
- An average of thirty to fifty shark attacks are reported each year
- Only five to ten attacks prove to be fatal
- Almost all sharks like to do there hunting solo
- The great white shark for example rarely partakes in feeding frenzies
- The great white shark can eat eleven tons of food a year
- The most harmless sharks tend to be the largest ones
- Sharks have the most powerful jaw on the planet
- Both the sharks upper and lower jaw move, but on humans only the lower jaw moves
- A shark bites with its lower jaw first then it bites with the upper
- Sharks belong to a group of fish that have skeletons made of cartilage
- Sharks breath through a series of five to seven gills located on either side of the body
- Sharks have multiple rows of teeth
- If they lose some teeth they continue to grow back
- Sharks´s skin is made up of a series of scales for easy movement and for saving energy
- Not all teeth are the same,some can be pointy and others are razor sharp
- Each type of shark has a different shaped tooth depending on their diet
- Sharks have a highly developed sense of smell,hearing, and sight
- Sharks have large livers,flexible cartilaginous skeletons,and enhanced sensory system
- Sharks livers contain oils which helps sharks keep their balance in the water
- Some sharks have a nictitating membrane that closes to protect the eye when the shark bites
- Sharks detect electricity using an organ called Ampullae of Lorenzini
- Sharks can detect blood based on time it takes to reach one nostril to the other
- Sharks actually have ears,they are within a small opening on the side of their head
- One-hundred million sharks may be killed annually often targeted for their fins
- Some sharks are often caught incidentally by fishing gear set for other types of fish
- Shark population has dropped ninety percent in just one generation
- A big problem facing shark conservation efforts in the misconception people have about sharks
- The great hammerhead is an endangered shark species
- The World Wildlife Fund or WWF is working to regulate trade in shark´s fin and meat
- WWF experts continue to study shark habits and gather information on them
- Shark fin vendors in China have reported an eighty-two percent decline in sales on fins because of conservation efforts and the WWF
- On July 2013,sharks caught by Europe vessels anywhere in the world must be landed with their fins naturally attached
- Rhode Island was the eleventh state to ban the sale of shark fins in the United States
- Most sharks live twenty to thirty years and are reproductive at twelve to fifteen
- Sharks are k-selected species which mean they produce a small amount of large
- Baby sharks are called pups
- There are three ways a shark can be born the eggs are laid,eggs hatch in the mother then are born,and the last way is pup sharks grow inside the mother like humans
- Sharks can have one to one-hundred babies at a time
- Sharks dont care for their babies once they are born
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